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news now. >>> an eyewitness to yesterday's standoff speaks out. >> reporter: i'm jessica doyle. a local woman watches the event unfold in front of her window across the street. >>> and our live team coverage of hurricane earl as people on north carolina's coast brace for impact tonight. the latest after the break. >>> let's get you back to our coverage of hurricane earl. right now evacuation orders are in effect for parts of the north carolina coast. topper tell us more. >> well we are still looking at a hurricane warning for those folks. but also we have a hurricane watch up here now. storm is bearing down on the carolinas and meteorologist grant gilmore is live at the outer banks at kill devil hills. tell us how bad the storm is and how serious people are taking the storm. >> reporter: topper, the seas are starting to rise. it's been a gradual increase in everything. or maybe i should say a deterioration in conditions as we've gone throughout the day. the seas have become more choppy, the winds have gradually increased and of course the cloud cover moving in. now as we go into the eve
advice on refinancing your home. jessica doyle tells us the cost and penalties you want to consider. right now our focus on maryland weather and traffic. here's howard. >> a cool morning and a beautiful afternoon across maryland. we will get you twoing. might need a light jacket or sweater. by 9:00 in the 60s to 70s. 64 frederick. noontime temperature, camp springs 75. 73 gaithersburg and gorgeous 78 in cambridge. this afternoon we will top off in the low 80s in most areas. near the bay upper 70s to around 80. >> the weather sounds so fantastic and really no real problems to report as we take a look at river road and goldsboro road. it is clear this way. next to 117 and muddy branch, same situation where all the lain lanes are wide open. 9 news now will be back after these messages. >>> jessica has some home financing 101. >> people are excited about mortgage rates. they are at record lows and you can save a lot of money if you want to do refinancing right now. say you have a $300,000 loan at 6%. you get a 4-point a% mortgage to refinance. you are going to save $270 a month on that
. >>> time for a very special living smart report. let's check in with jessica doyle. >> reporter: this is a fun week of discounts. if you love to go get a spa treatment or a massage we have it this morning. washington, d.c. area spas are slashing prices for treatment and classes. this is all part of spa finders deal days. the first nation wide wellness week of its kind. discounts you're taking half off the price or service or offering it for a flat rate of 50 bucks. we're talking massages and beside scrubs. we have two people who love spa services. i'm going to give you the vitamin hand and nail treatment. i'm going to give her a little bit of a facial action over here. just a little bit here. these are some of the products you will get to try out when you go to some of these places. >> what is this supposed to do? >> this makes your hands soft. you can also get other services like eyelash extensions, beside wraps. all this kind of stuff and maybe try some new products. maybe do a brazilian blow out. do you know what that is angie? >> it's with your hair. it can be really expensi
of the games coming up this season? jessica doyle is here to give you a heads up on some of those ticket scams. >> hail angie, hail, everybody good morning. we are fired up -- >> you watched the game. >> until the first half. it was hard to go to sleep and hard to see mcnabb playing. i'm in love but we want to tell you, now the season is officially underway we want to give folks a warning about a scam that's been making thereons. this hit people most recently with the lady gaga tour. we saw this scam last season with the nfl. you want to see the game in person and don't have season tickets so you turn to ebay or craigslist , legitimate options but there are illegitimate ones out there and here are ways to avoid getting stung. look out for offs that say take half of the money up front an the oh half afterwards. beaware of the deals because the scammer will likely disappear after the first transaction and bar codes should vary ticket to ticket and make sure the seats being offered correspond to the seating chart for fedex field. check that out on-line. beair -- beware of therm asking for cash of
. no doubt. now also available as a pre-treat spray. >>> good morning. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. here's some stories we are following for you. police in silver spring, maryland spent the night weaponing the discovery channel headquarters for explosives. that after a man with an explosive device strapped to his body took two in to hostage. lee was shot by police after he pulled his gun. the hostages escaped unharmed. leaked what opinion known to protest the network's virallal program. >>> residents up and down the east coast are keeping an eye on hurricane earl this morning. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland have declared states of emergency as the system move closer. forecasters expect it to reach north carolina tonight or early friday and then roll up the east coast and howard bernstein, people are worried about the storm, worried about labor day weekend. >> labor day weekend will be fine but hurricane earl will have an impact. the western eye wall could graze cape hatteras. tropical storm warnings for our delmarva beaches. wins to 5880 are presidential. yo
to save some money and tonight jessica doyle shows us how you could already have hundreds of dollars in coupons from your favorite retailer and not even know it. >> reporter: put down the scissors and pick up your mobile phone. when it comes to discounts and deals, retailers next hot spot is in the palm of your hand. >> so i could be walking by my favorite apparel store, check my iphone and in comes a coupon, i'm going in and making a purchase. >> reporter: gadget gurus have already embraced mobile coupons delivered to a smart phone, directly from a retailer or via a third party app likeoffa. >> you have apps used by over 5 million people and it's available at 20,000 retail locations across the country and a ton more coming on all of the time. >> reporter: now retailers are making a big push to bring mobile discounts to the masses whether through apps or on their own. some stepped up mobile incentives for back-to-school shopping and a test run for consumers to drive back into the malls. >> when you combine mobile devices with gps and a retailer is anxious to get consumers into the st
9 news now reporter jessica doyle. good morning, jessica. >> good morning, andrea. since the last time we spoke it is really coming down cats and dogs. here. i'm standing in a puddle on king street where the street terminates at the waterfront and there's a lot of standing water accumulating at this point. i want to tell you a little bit what we are expecting for the potomac later today. we have a coastal flood watch in affect all along the potomac, including the 20-block swath that always seems to get flooded in old town alexandria historically when we have major rain pattens moving in. i was at the waterfront a little while ago. it seems the water levels are pretty high. even though we are close to low tide. low tide is 8 a.m. this energy morning. high tide is what we really have to consider today. that is 1:00 p.m. at that point, as howard has been reporting, we have a lot of rain expected today. so there is really a risk of flooding today that folks need to be aware of. we have been showing you the drainpipe all morning long. we will walk over here. this will give you an idea
is coming up. >>> at this time it is time for the first living smart report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with the headlines. >>> wall street will focus on the job market this morning. new claims for jobless benefit will be release and investors are hoping for good news. the september rally was back yesterday. the dow stands at 805 -- 10572 after ending the day up 46, the nasdaq up by 18 and the s&p up by almost four. >>> foreclosures are on the rise. according to realty track, foreclosure activity jumped 4% in august compared to the previous month but that is down 5% from last year. five states accounted for half of the foreclosures, they are california, florida, michigan and illinois. >>> a watch dog panel says the government's failure to level with the public about the bailout program will make it harder to deal with future crises. they say public confidence suffered after the treasury department said bailout money would only go to healthy banks. back to you. for more living smart headlines, log on to our website at click on the "living $mart" tab on the front page.
good out there. nothing to tell you about. fist the news with angie. >>> jessica doyle is with us with the need lines. >>> we can say happy monday. the month of september has been a good one for stocks so far. the dow rising in seven out of the last eight sessions. in trading today the bulls are in charge. checking wall street, the dow stands at 10463 after adding 48 points on friday. the nasdaq up by six and the s&p up by five points. >>> an even in montgomery county aimed at helping minority businesses. starting at 8 a.m. until 4:00, the minority business enterprise university is featuring a workshop with guest speakers tonal kate people about upcoming contracting opportunities. >>> here's another event for small businesses. this one is in northern virginia. access to capital is bringing together local banks, entrepreneurs and business owners to exchange information and discuss the type of loans available and lending criteria and runs until noon. two things to look for today. >>> for more "living $mart" headlines, log on to our website at was wusa and click on the living smart t
" report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with the headlines. another day for investors to focus on the economy. this morning we are getting readings on the job market, housing and the direction of the overall economy. wall street, the rally took a breather. the dow fell 28 points in trading yesterday. it stands this morning at 10739. the nasdaq dropped by 15 an the s&p 500 was off by a .5. >>> we could learn today that virginia has hundreds of millions of dollars lying around that it doesn't know about. money that could fund transportation projects. the "washington post" reports that governor mcdonnell is expected to announce the findings of the new audit of the virginia department of transportation. sources say the audit may have uncovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unspent funds in several accounts and up to a billion dollars. the findings are made more significant because virginia struggled for years to find road and transit funds. >>> the washington examiner reports that the montgomery county police department spent federal money on software that didn't work and neve
. jessica doyle is here with our friday headlines. >>> happy friday. wall street waiting for the latest reading on inflation. and analysts are expecting a moderate rise in the consumer price index for august. this measures the prices that all of us pay at the stores and trading so far, asian stocks finished mostly higher. it added 22 points to trading yesterday. the nasdaq was up almost two points and the s&p 500 was off by a fraction. and the white house is pushing back against criticism of the $814 billion stimulus by. today the vice president is expected to release scores of projects that the administration says it creating job and turning around the economy. the republican have argued that the stimulus has been a costly failure. >>> shareholders of united and continental airlines are voting on a merger for the two care years. the new airline will be called you'll inside the and based in the home town of chicago but be run by ceo of continental. >>> ups said that will cult about 1700 full-time workers and closing several facilities. they would not tell us of any of our will be affect
" report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with the headlines. >>> good morning. wall street is waiting on a fresh check on the health of the economy today. before the opening bell the federal reserve reports on production for factories and mines for august. here at home the dow is at 10526 after dropping 17 points. the nasdaq up four and the s&p 500 was down a fraction. more americans are wary of the stock market. according to an ap cnbc poll the recent swing has made them less confident in stocks. cautious investors are pulling it out and putting in to safe haven investments such as precious metals. >>> senate cleared a way to a fund to help to open lending for small businesses the fund will provide $12 million for businesses in over the next decade. it goes to a final vote later this week and the president is expected to sign in to law before the midterm elections. >>> for more "living $mart" dead dead lains, log on to our website at >>> would you work longer hours to have an extra day off? some government employees may have the option. >>> and the debate over federally im
" report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with the headlines. good morning, jess. >>> wall street has take an breather from the recent rallies of the past four weeks. stocks pulling back yesterday. we will have to see if economic data is strong enough to restart the buying. asian stocks were mixed and checking wall street, the dow stands at 10812 after dropping 48 points yesterday. the nasdaq off by 11 1/2 and the s&p off by 6.5. >>> if you own a small business, listen up you could be in line for a break from the federal government. president obama has signed a bill that helps to create a fund to help small businesses expand and hire new employees and offers eight tax breaks for small businesses. >> small businesses produce most of the new jobs in this country. >> reporter: republicans in congress called the new program an election year ploy. >>> southwest customers may soon be able to get away to new destinations. the low fare airline is trying to buy airtran for $1.4 billion. if the deal is approved, southwest will fly to 37 new cities including lane. it means expanding service in b
greens necessary. she shares her recipes with 9 news now reporter jessica doyle. >> our next guest has a wakeup call for what she says black women who want to get healthy and stay slim, tracey is here right now. and you are the author of "by any greens necessary." thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> so you have a recipe for getting healthy and slim. what's the secret everyone wants to know? >> it is not really a secret. it just not well promoted or publicized but eating more healthy plant-based foods and i don't know if you have heard but bill clinton just talked about having primarily a vegan diet. it is again getting a lot of buzz. oprah did it for 21 days and it is basically obesity, overweight are most prevalent among african-american women. so i target the book to them because i want us to get this information to eat more plant- based foods. >> if we are taking certain things out of the diet, what should we take out and what should we put in? what are examples. >> take out meat and dairy products and put in more whole grains, more fresh fruits and vegetables that
shore to washington. it's angie with a look at the conditions on the roads coming up. >>> jessica doyle is back with the "living $mart" headlines. >>> we will have to see if new economic data out this morning is strong enough to distract investors from their worries. stocks closed lower on new concerns over europe's market. the dow dropped 307 points yesterday. the nasdaq off 25 and the s&p down by 12. >>> many investors have pulled out of the stock market recently and ahead of the securities and exchange commission they think it could have something to do with the flash crash last may. that's when the dow dropped 1,000 points. the sec chief says the turbulence may have driven investors away. many are buying gold instead of stocks and it pushed it to a new high. the recession has not cut in to the tobacco industry. shrewd marketing campaigns by the cigarette companies have overwhelmed the government's antismoking campaign. one in five adults smoked regularly last year and that's the same rate as the year before. it comes after 30 years of decline for that smoking rate in america. >> ama
you, kris. the time is 4:40. time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with the headlines. >>> wall street kicked off september with a bang and investors are hoping to keep the rally going when they get back to business tomorrow. stocks surged on the latest jobs report that showed even though the unemployment rate was 9.6%, private companies are hiring again. now, the dow is standing right now at 10447 after adding 127 points in trading on friday the nasdaq jumped by 33 points and the s&p was up by 14. >>> september is national coupon month and a new study shows americans are using them more than in the past. it looks to build on a record- breaking trend trend. companies handed out 311 billion coupons between circulars an the internet and tech savvy shoppers are using them 23% more. >>> delta airlines plans to upgrade seats on planes starting next summer. the business elite and economy cabins will get an overhaul with personal space and storage and on demand entertainment. if we will be crammed in there we will be comfortable with stuff to do. >>
of the morning and jessica doyle is here with the headlines. good morning. >> good morning, and california good morning, everybody. wall street is starting the new trading week after four straight weeks of gains. this is the longest winning streak since hitting highs for the year in april. the averages jumped between 2 to almost 3%. checking the numbers for ya -- thes nasdaq up by 54 and the s&p up by 23. >>> there are more fees from your bank to replace the fees they can't charge you anymore. thanks to a new law. if you are a bank of america customer read the fine print. starting soon you will have to pay $3 to get a paper statement. $3 to see images of cancelled checks on that statement. $12 if you deposit a check and it doesn't clear and expect maintenance fees and minimum balance requirements too. you can avoid some charges by banking on-line. >>> another story we want to bring. target is hoping ipad will bring in holiday shoppers. beginning next month they will start selling six of the models. target will be the largest retail chain to sell the device. >> the rush is on. we can see it. for
and glenmont stations. the stations are expected to be open by tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. >>> jessica doyle has a new way to fight those bed bugs. >> bed bug. the country obsessed with bed bugs right now and for good reason. here's the reason why. terminix reports that the bed bugs are in the usa at levels not seen since world war ii. the top bed bug cities, new york detroit. an l.a. bed bug is a free database that contains 20,000 reports from travelers. trip also carries news of infestations. >>> in the future, you could be driving a volkswagen if you aren't now. that's what the company is planning for. they are revving up a plan to become the top-selling car company by 2018. to do so it is planning new cars for the u.s. and will have to triple sales here. >>> a new restaurant is coming to dc and if you don't like hot dogs this probably won't be the place for you. it is a 20-feet hot dog house and it will feature regional concept like the cincinnatety chili dog. it opens next week near captiol hill. >> sounds like the perfect place for us. >> we are pro hot dog her
latest living smart report of the morning. jessica doyle has the day off. some overseas markets took off this morning. tokyo's exchange is closed for a holiday. other markets posted gains. hong kong hang sang ended down slightly. >>> the dow rose over 13 points to close at 10,607. nasdaq gained 13 points. s&p gained a fraction of a point. >>> if you invested in gold a while ago, that could be paying off nicely for you now. precious metals are at record levels. silver hit a 30 year high at nearly $21 an ounce. >>> budget cuts mean drivers in montgomery county can expect a bumier ride. the budget has been slashed 21% this year. that means there is $2 million less to spend on resurfacing county roads and $750,000 less to spend on patching up road surfaces. read more about the transportation cuts in today's washington examiner. >>> dozens of recruiters from local and out of town colleges attended the college and financial aid expo this weekend. they were there to recruit and if plain admissions requirements and financial aid to students and their parents. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton
" report. jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall after a small retreat yesterday. >> not so bad. a little pull back. this morning we are wondering how is the consumer feeling? we will find that out later this morning along with new economic reports about the housing market, and we will have to see if this information is strong enough to restart that rally on wall street. as we said, it took a breather yesterday. and in overnight trading asian stocks were mixed. the dow stands at 10812 after dropping 48. the nasdaq lost 11 and the s&p 500 off by six. >>> proctor & gamble says it is going green. the maker of pampers and gillette razors announced a long-term plan to use only renewable energy to power factories. it wants to use renewable and recycled materials in products, as well. the company says the changes could take decades. >>> the pumpkin panic is over. heavy rain ruined last year's harvest causing a short fall and had people hoarding canned pumpkin to make pies for the holidays but this year's crop is healthy and we are looking a- okay for pumpkins for hallowe
segment called friday getaways. i love the sound of that. and jessica doyle is here to help take us away. >>> so we're finding you the best deals available out of the washington area and we're going to bring them to you on fridays. and this morning, here's a way to get a new four and five star hotel for up to 70% off. this is called you have to become a neighbor by getting invited bysomeness else or getting on the waiting page. it only offers deals on high trip adviser ratings. bookings open september 20th. and i'm finding you some more deals. this is from cheap it's the freshman's reef in st. thomas. great shopping, 630 bucks for five days, including airfare from washington d.c. it's a really good deal. and i have airfare deals from washington from sherman travel. $105 round trip from boston. but there are a number of cities with deals as well. new york city $129, new orleans $175 chicago $197, round chip. and we'll wind a fantasy trip with a deal. this is when you get. -- this is what you get. you start in the bahamas and end in san diego and go to places
! >>> it is six after the hour. time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here with coffee talk and we are shaking our heads over the skins and the eagles. >> at least we have coffee. >> i tell ya. glen. >> one way to get through the day. wednesday is national coffee day. and we are addicted. a survey came out from our partners a career builder and dunkin' donuts and it shows a cup of joe helps to keep us product i have and energetic at the office. here's the numbers for ya. 32% of workers said they need a cup of coffee to get through the day. 43% reported they are less productive if they don't drink coffee on the job. coffee equals congratulations for 24% of us. and keep the refills coming. 37% drink two or more cups a day. how many do you drink? >> i only drink a little bit to get the throat warm but i'm a holiday person. i get my white mocha on holidays only. i know the calories that are sobbed with it. they are so good. >> we have a list of the most addicted professionals out there. this is a list of professions with the highest proportion of workers stating they are less pr
and take responsibility for their education. >>> jessica doyle has a special "living $mart" report. a look at the best federal agencies to work for. >> obviously something that impacts a lot of workers in the washington area. so how would you rate your work place? one nonprofit went over the surveys of federal employees to find out which haitian has the happiest workers and you may be really surprised about which came out on top. of all of the government agencies, which one is the best place to work? workers at l'enfant plaza took a guess. >> i know they are happy at state. >> secret service. >> d.o.d. >> faa. >> why? >> because i work with them. >> reporter: based on workers surveys that reach 263,000 federal workers the nuclear negativelatory commission took the top spot for the third year in a row. surprised? okay. >> reporter: max is ceo of the partnership for public service. the nonprofit has been ranking federal agencies based on work place conditions since 2003. >> the most important ingredient for an engaged work force is strong leadership. >> reporter: leadership, vision and a sen
the hour. time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle has a preview of the day ahead on wall street. a loss yesterday even with good news. >> a little loss. down 17 points. we have been up eight out of the last nine sessions. people took some profits but today an economy day. we are hoping poor good news. they would like to see the factories are humming. the federal reserve will report on industrial production for august. as for trading so far today, asian stocks closed higher. here at home, the dow lost 17 points and is at 10526. the nasdaq was up four points and the s&p 500 was down a fraction. >>> toyota is hoping to get hundreds of lawsuits tossed out over claims stemming from sudden acceleration in its a vehicles. they have filed a motion to dismiss the cases. it argues the drives have been identified any defects in the vehicles. hundreds of suits were filed after toyota began to recall millions of products because of acceleration problems and brake glitches. >>> if you love the james bond movies you will love this. the austin martin will soon hit the auction block in lo
are checking out the gentleman have scene at the king farm area of rockville. jessica doyle is live where the store just opened for business. good morning. >> good morning, andrea. and can i say happy national coffee day to you and everybody. i'm joined right now by leslie, martin and matt and we are doing a little trivia this morning about everybody's favorite coffee bean. i'm going to give them a little contest. we are going to start with a question. do you know which country coffee was invented in? we will start with matt. >> i will say ethiopia. >> i agree with matt. >> agree. >> they are cheating. we gave that answer away an hour ago. espresso versus coffee which contains the most caffeine. >> espresso. >> espresso. >> the experts say it is drip coffee ounce for ounce. the coffee guys get that one wrong. >> what color are coffee beans before they are roasted? i will start with leslie on this one. >> red. >> before roasting they are green. >> green. >> that is correct. they are green. >> you had two questions for me an and i hope i will be able to handle these. let's start with you, m
for an inconvenient truth. >>> five after the hour. time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle has a me view of the day ahead on wall street. >>> good morning. investors would like to hear good news about the economy today. whether or not that happens -- it could come in the form of new home sales or sales of big ticket items but we will have to see if that will help the action from the jobless claims. >>> citibank wants to create a warmer friendlier feel at its branchesful so the company plans to close all of the locations early on saturday so it can train employees our though make an emotional west can customers. >>> wal-mart had a trouble making a connection with credit card companies yesterday. a 90 minute data outage for customers. wal-mart is not speculating how much money it lost due to the outage but customers were able to pay by cash or check. >> wow, that's a big hit. >> can you imagine? who carries cash, enough to cover their purchases now days. >> oh my goodness. >>> speaking of cash, you are saving us money in the next half hour. >>> life long learners, we will get you more
for a "living $mart" report. we check in with jessica doyle. >>> it's time for friday get aaways. just because summer is over doesn't mean you condition take a vacation. this morning tips on finding a fall deal. i'm joined by mary beth, the gutsy traveler. thanks for joining us this morning. why is this a good time to find a deal? >> thank you. this is a great time to find a deal because some of the best deals for fall out there right now are all inclusive packages. you won't be nickeled and dimed by tips, meals, hotel transfers, think tax on a hotel. you will know what you will spend before you go. >> this is called shoulder season for a lot of the travel industry. where will travelers fine some of the best deals right now? >> the most important thing is to do your research. there are deals. look on line. for instance, beaches, resorts, the caribbean, they are having up to 85% off of family -- travel for families fall. and they have launched new programs for families that have to do with sesame street and martha stew were and i have seen cruise lines on-line also that have good deals even for
the hour. time for the latest living smart report of the morning jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. investors unfortunately have a fresh batch of concerns over europe's debt problems and we hope the economic data is strong enough to distract from the worries. overnight stocks in asia lost ground, following in the footsteps of wall street and checking the numbers, the dow is at 10340 after dropping 107 points yesterday. the nasdaq was down by 24 and the s&p lost 12. >>> well, this is gad news for parents and their pressure cargo in the backseat. a review by the insurance industry finds car booster seats have gotten safer. according to results released today, the insurance institute for highway safety is giving top marks to 21 of 72 booster seats it evaluated for properly restraining children, that is 30% compared to last year's 15%. booster seats are used to elevate kids so the seat belts fit them better. boosters made strides. we have the full report on the ratings on our website at you can click on living senate to find the results, inclu
. >>> you know told town alexandria will see flooding in this storm. let's go live to jessica doyle. she's live along king street. how are the conditions now? >> i can tell you the rain has started to taper off a little bit. we have seen it coming down in buckets. of course we are here in old town alexandria, right on king street. where we terminate at the waterfront. let's take a walk and check on this drainpipe we have been checking throughout the morning here. we have seen it gushing at points. right now down to a trickle but don't let that fool you. we have a lot of water on the ground. let me take you over here to the street where you can see some of the standing, ponding water that has happened so far in morning. i'm going to kick it an a little bit. you can see how deep it has gotten here. something to be aware of and let me take you to the river. we have a coastal watch in affect for today. we have seen estimates with expectations of the river being as high as five inches above normal levels to as high as two feet. we will have to watch that throughout the day. high tide will com
of advancing the legislation with 60 votes were needed to push it through. 5 after the hour. jessica doyle is here with a special living smart report and she's here to save us money on shopping. >> 93 days until christmas. got a little bit of a head's start. people already thinking about the deals and you could already have hundreds of dollars in coupon from your favorite retailers in the palm of your own hand and not even nowhere it. put down those scissors and pick up your mobile phone. when it comes to discount and deals, retailer's next hot spot is in the palm of your hand. >> i could be walking by my favorite apparel store, check my iphone, in comes a coupon, i'm going in and making purchase. >> gadget gurus have already embraced coupons directed to a smart phone or a third party app like yowza. >> you always have thousands of deals that are being used by 5 million people and in 25,000 places in the increment. >> reporter: now retailers are making big push to bring mobile discounts to the masses, whether it's through apps like yowza or on their own. some stepped up mobile incentives
$mart" report. jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. good morning. >>> good morning. another day about the economy. the economy would very well direct trading today. a host of the of reports out today. but as for wall street, looks like the rally took a breather yesterday. checking the numbers, the dow fell 21. standing at 7139. the nasdaq dropped by 14 and the s&p 500 lost five. >>> sorry to report to you may have to squeeze your wallet tighter for the next morning glass of orange juice. two month high on concerns florida's crop will suffer from storm damage. they supply 70% of the nation's o.j. >>> who wants a free hug? here's a way to get one. paul mitchell training school students will take to the streets for the second annual hug day. 10,000 students will be out there. they want to give you a hug and brighten your day. if you want one, head to the fashion court at tysons corner and get a free hug at 2:00 this afternoon and they will do it again at 8:30 later tonight. >> very good. >> free hugs. >> we know it builds up the good feelings. >>> hel
% increase in passengers over last year. >>> time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here and you have new details about keeping us safer while traveling. >> that's rye right. the question how tired are the pilots at the controls of the plane? pilot fatigue was cited in a crash that killed 50 people a year and a half ago. since then the faa has been promising new ruling governing the hours pilots will be allowed to work and they are on the verge of proposing the changes. current rules say the pilots can be scheduled up to 18 hours on duty. that means being at work to fly and 8 hours of flight time in a 24 hour period. >>> luxury airliner open skies is so confident about all business class service to paris if you don't like the new service you can get the money back. the airline is promising to refund unsatisfied customers the fare, minus taxes and fees the lowest fares start at $1,500 round trip. the love everything or pay nothing guarantee is good until november 30th. >>> more tourists visited the washington area this summer but they didn't stay as long in town. the feder
-threatening injuries. the hostage was not hurt. >>> time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle has a preview of the day ahead on wall street. she got the blue memo. >> apparently we are matching today. we love that t. the september rally came back yesterday. we don't know about today. we are waiting on jobless benefits claims and investors are hoping for good news. the dow stands at 10572. the nasdaq climbed 11 and the s&p rose by 4. >>> nine companies in our area are on the list of the 100 best companies for working mothers from working mother magazine. working mother media says there are more women in the work place than there are men. >>> on sunday, you are going to see a change on the front page of the "washington post." a-1 will get an ad for the first time. mclean based capital one financial bought the ad place and you will see it at the bottom of the page, about two inches high. this is obviously a move biff the "washington post" to bring in more advertising but this is a big change for the company. >> below the mold is good placement. >> there you go. >> today's money saver, we are s
. >>> time for our latest living smart report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with a look ahead on wall street. >> that's right. wall street is closed today but we can say it has been a month of septembers so far. investors are hoping to keep the rally going when they get back to business tomorrow. stocks surged on the latest jobs report that showed even though the unemployment rate rose 209.6% the private companies are hiring again. nasdaq jumped by 33 an the s&p climbed by 14. >>> this week the white house is expected to unveil a new plan to give the economy a boost. on wednesday, president obama will reportedly lay out a proposal that includes prime ministerially extending a tax credit for business, research and development costs. that proposal will cost $100 billion and will be paid for by closing other corporate tax breaks. >>> football season always means big business and now restaurants and bars are cashing in on the fast fantasy world. many places are offering free food to gift cards to lure fans for the parties. there fans can choose favorite players to make up the ultimate fan
's time for the latest "living $mart" report of the morning. jessica doyle is off today but wall street investors are hoping to keep last week's rally going when trading resumes later this morning. a mixed bag in asia starts their day with japan's nikkei closing down with the hang seng posting gains. the dow stands at 10447 after adding 827 points on friday. the nasdaq jumped 33 and the s&p 500 climbed 14. >>> a new grocery store is coming to town. aldi is holding a ground breaking ceremony today for the first location in the district on 17th street northeast. the discount grocer already operates stores in suburban maryland and virginia. >>> well, just how much would you be willing to fork over to go to the big game? a survey from finds college football fans are willing to pay big bucks. for the annual florida/georgia game, fans are willing to fork over $480 a ticket. $519 if it is the ohio state/michigan game and r5 $83 for the chance to see notre dame versus army in the new yankees stadium. >>> and speaking of college football, we will have highlights from two big games pl
the city $6 million in revenue. >>> time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is back with new details op child booster seats. >> that's right. this is good news we are seeing more top ratings for booster seats for protecting the kids in the backseat. according to results released today, the institute is fying the top rating to 21 of 72 seats it evaluated for properly restraining children, that's 30% compared to last year's 15%. eight models were not recommended because they provided a poor belt fit. the lap belts came too high on the child's tom mac or fell off the shoulder all together or too high on the neck. we have a list of the recommendations on >>> more drama over hp's ousted ceo. the lawsuit is a day after oracle hired him as co- president. hp says he will spill trade secrets. he was forced out of hp following a sexual harassment scandal. >>> washington, d.c. is ranking among the best cities in the nation for college students. a new study weighs academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunities and crunching the numbers our area ranked thi
for another "living $mart" report this morning. jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. hopefully the week will end on a positive note. >> wouldn't that be nice. the other thing that is nice, positive news on the job market and that's been helping wall street. the government reports first time claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in two months that extended the summerallly and most asian markets gained round. the dow is standing at 10815 adding 28 points yesterday. the nasdaq up by seven and the s&p up by five. >>> captiol hill employees owed over $9 million in back taxes at the end of last year. the "washington post" reports that that debt for hill employees grew at a faster pace than the rest of the governor but it is a sliver of $1 billion owed by workers nationwide. it could be a political issue in the upcoming midterm elections. >>> you may be paying more for cotton jeans and t-shirts. cotton prices doubled to a 15 year high. blame a drought in china and devastating floods in pakistan for squeezing supplies. retailers such as gap and jcp
on one of the wheels. >>> jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. >> so far so good for the month of seven. we are up out of seven of the last eight trading sessions. checking the market for you -- >>> last week's rally on wall street fueled by fresh optimism about the economy, and this week a heavy schedule of economic reports will help determine how valid the optimism really is. tomorrow we have the commerce department reporting on retail sales for august. the federal reserve releases production for august and readings fall on thursday and friday. >>> not a lot of inflation in the paychecks of board members lately. our partners at "usa today" have a look at the survey. it shows the pay for directors at the 500 largest companies rose 1% for all of 2009. is well below the typical 10% a year raises board members were getting in the early 2000s. >> makes you wonder if they plan to stay on board and meet the demand. >>> coming up we have a money saver today. we are getting you granite for your kitchen and bathroom for up to 70% off. >> i know you love this. >> y
claim the steroids were for his personal use. >>> jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. >> investors waking up this morning still thinking about the economy, still rolling around in their mind the latest from the federal reserve and that latest was at the close of their policy meeting yesterday, fed policy maker signaled that they could take additional steps to boost the economy. the optimism improved there and that helped asian stocks today. and checking the numbers here at home. the dow stands the 10,761, adding seven points yesterday. the nasdaq was down by six and the s&p 500 lost two points. >>> maryland has a new tool to help people find jobs. the website for the maryland work force exchange now aggregates every job posting in maryland in one place. the move comes as the labor department announced maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august. it was 9% in d.c. and 7% in virginia and 9.6% across the country. porsche is showing off a new hybrid in our area. it's the porsche hybrid s. the first in the series of the automaker goes on sale novemb
agency has the happiest workers. and as jessica doyle reports, you may be surprised by which one came out on top. >> reporter: of all of the government agencies, which one is the best place to work? workers at lamfeld plaza took a guess. >> i know they are happy at state. >> secret service. >> pod. >> faa. >> why do you say that? >> because i work with them. >> reporter: based on worker surveys that reach over 263,000 federal workers, the nuclear regulatory commission took the top spot for the third year in a row. surprised? >> okay. >> reporter: max stire is ceo for the partnership for public service. it has been ranking agencies based on workplace conditions since 2003. >> the most important ingredient for an engaged workforce is strong leadership. >> reporter: top flight leadership, vision and a sense that your work matters, some of the rankings that pushed up the department of transportation in the best places to work survey. >> they held town hall meetings, solicited input from their employees, most important thing is they listened to their employees and then acted on what they heard
and the greatest. but jessica doyle reports there could be a downsize to the download. >>> in access to your phone, to your contacts, maybe to your location, some various personal information. >> reporter: he heads up a consumer privacy group and says that consumers need to be aware of the risk when downloading an app. >> it is certainly buyer beware. just the other day, i took a look and i discovered that they were requesting my innovation. what was it doing with that? >> reporter: that app might be doing more than tracking your movements. earlier this year, they created dozens of fake banking applications to trick people into giving up user names and passwords. and a recent shuttle from security firm found that one in five android applications have the way of putting you in danger of viruses and identity theft. so use your common sense before you download an app. >> you really need to take a look at the reviews. if you're the first person to download one of them, maybe you don't want to be the guinea pig. >> reporter: also use the security features already on your phone. on my iphone, under sett
report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. hey, jessica. >> good morning, peggy, good morning, everybody. investors are hoping september is a kinder month. the stock market just ended its first august since 2001 and we're seeing green arrows and checking wall street for you. the dow stands this morning at 10014 after adding just about five points yesterday. the nasdaq dropped by five points and the s&p 500 was up by a fraction. the bipartisan financial crisis inquiry commission meets today to continue an investigation into the causes of the financial meltdown. the panel will hear from former ceos of big banks that collapsed. lehman brothers and wachovia. federal bank regulators are also appearing. >>> not even skinny jeans for $20 are pulling people into stores. master card spending plus is reporting august spending rose on children's clothing and consumer electronics but shoppers pulled back on most other merchandise, including women's and men's fashion and luxury goods. >>> meantime, new york has become the first state to pass a law outlining the rights of dome
close to the district. jessica doyle is live from old town alexandria, which is always a place with concerns of flooding. good morning, jess. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. that's right. we are here in old town alexandria. we are on king street, right where it terminates by the waterfront and i want to give you a sense of how it is raining this morning. you can see it is coming down. we have seen it coming down at a fast clip in some instances. i want to take you for a walk over here. we have a storm drain and this will be an indicator for us of how quickly the rain is coming down. you can hear it coming down. we see a lot of ponding in the waterways because of the rain we have gotten. we want to show you video. we have video of storm prep are from yesterday. the crews were out. they were clearing out the storm drains. the risk, is flooding. that is always a risk here in alexandria. they have to be vigilant about cleaning out the drains and of course the other thing people do in old town is they tend to sandbag. of course the potomac is right here. as howard was saying we h
. >>> it is time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning. jessica doyle has the headlines. good morning. >> are we shopping more or did we keep the plastic in the wallet for back to school? wall street is waiting as new economic data will be telling us just that. >>> lacks like the september -- looks like the september rally still has legs. the dow rose 81 points yesterday. the nasdaq up by 43 an the s&p up by 12. >>> big changes could be in store for the fairfax area. exxon mobile is studying whether to close its campus there. the 118-acre facility employs 2600 people. most work in management or government relations for the oil giant. the company says it is reviewing its real estate portfolio an could decide to down size in fairfax. >>> whole foods wants customers to know if there is something fishy about the fish itself. the popular chain is launching a ratings program that measures the environmental impact of the wild caught seafood. green will mean it is abundant, yellow indicates concerns with the way the fish is caught and red means it is suffering from overfishing. target stopped
for the first "living $mart" report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with the headlines. good morning. >> good morning, andrea. the september rally has legs. some encouraging news on the job market helped to lift stocks yet again yesterday and most asian markets gained grown. the dow stands at 10415 after adding 28 points in trading yesterday. the nasdaq up by seven and the s&p was higher by about five points. nearly a million americans who claim the first time home buyers tax credit on their taxes are going to to repay the government. when this credit was first introduced in 2008 it was a no- interest loan up to $7,500 that had to be repaid within 15 years but the rules were changed last year, so those that bought a home in 2009 were issued a refund instead of taking a loan. well, the irs is trying to identify which homeowners need to pay up. >>> and apple is promising no more secrets when it comes to apps the company has given software developers this guidelines it uses to determine which can be sold in its store. now as a result of this we could see even more apps making it to mark
is hosting a cupcake class for the whole family and our own jessica doyle will be co- hosting this with her daughter, sophia. it's at the wildfire in tyson's galleria. >>> you can find your community in our where you live section. keep up with what's happening in the hood. got a story or a news tip? we want to hear from you. contact us and be a part of the scene. we're coming back with more news after the break. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. (announcer) new icy hot power gel. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. and no mess. new icy hot power gel. don't mess around with pain. >>> it looks as though, rather, any action on preserving those cups would have to wait until after the november electio
"living $mart" report of the morning. jessica doyle has the headlines. >>> happy friday, everybody. wall street is going to try to take background lost yesterday. a jump in unemployment claims provided more proof of the anemic economy and overnight asian stocks were mixed. the dow is at 10662. it lost 76 points. the nasdaq off by 7 and the s&p was off by 9.5 points. >>> congress sent a bill to help struggling small businesses. the measure makes it easier to get credit and expand and hire. democrats praised the bill for creating a fund to help smaller banks issue loans. republicans are calling it another bailout. retailers machine to put more people to work this year. an outplacement firm expects stores to employ 650,000 extra people for the season. macy's says it will increase staff by 65,000. that's a slight increase from previous years. >>> between damaged household finances and rising tuition, college-bound students are feeling a double squeeze. some families are choosing between expanding their search or offering for state schools or community colleges. some are choosing to live at h
. welcome to 9 news now. today is september 3rd. it's a friday. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. angie goff has the traffic but we will begin with howard bernstein with the forecast. >> it is friday. we have a hurricane off the coast of north carolina. it has stayed off shore for the most part. the heaviest winds are also off shore but there's some tremendous winds, waves and
os. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jessica doyle. jc hayward has the day off. >>> it has been raining virtually nonstop and that could pose a problem for low lying areas. let's get right to meteorologist howard bernstein. >> we're doing okay now, jess, but we have had some very heavy downpours. depending on 0 how things shape up today and tonight, it could be a very difficult rush hour. maybe a rumble of thunder coming right up 95 into montgomery and howard county. going to zoom in and show you these are tropical type rains. we're talking rainfall rates a couple of inches per hour while it's raining. that's why we're looking at ponding on the roads. you see it in bethesda, arlington, rockville, gaithersburg, headed to damascus. even on 29 as you are coming out of montgomery into howard county, we are seeing heavy showers lifting off to the north. on the weather computer there's a large area of rain and thunderstorms extending from the northern gulf of mexico through the south right toward us. we've had some breaks, but we're also looking at potentially some of our best rainfall we've
for another living smart report. jessica doyle is here with a look at wall street. >>> are we paying more for everything at store? that is the question that will be answered this morning by the latest reading on inflation. they're expecting to see a mod date rise for the consumer index for august. the dow is up just shy of 2200. and the s&p 500 was off by a fraction. nearly 51 million mornings went without health insurance last year. that is 4 million more people than the previous year. it's the first decrease in the number of insured americans since the census bureau began tracking these figures in 1987. they blame a steep drop in health coverage. and if you want to run -- want to rent a new movie from red box you may have to wait longer. and that has helped with sales. dvd purchases were higher as well. so we might start seeing other movie companies potentially delaying red box and netflix so you have to stream from your cable provider or buying the movie. >> and it's cheap tore buy the movie instead of going to the theater. but the experience worth it. >> that's right. we have a new co
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